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Welcome to Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or have been practicing for years, at Lion’s Roar we like to say that we are all beginners. Lion’s Roar programs are designed to provide personally tailored teachings for the Western student within a global community. Buddhist teachings at Lion’s Roar are especially designed for people with daily work, school and family commitments. Whether you are interested in simple calm-abiding meditation or more advanced Buddhist teachings there is a class or program just for you. It’s okay to just drop in. No need to be a member or a buddhist to participate. Come as you are and show up!

Support Sacramento Dharma!

Do you share Lion’s Roar’s vision and interest in creating an enlightened society and want to incorporate mindfulness and loving kindness principles into your own life?
Our programs designed to help support that role in the community.
We need and appreciate people’s support. All of our activities are provided by local contributions.
To make make a donation now, please click on the Donate button below.

If you would like to make a ongoing commitment to support and help fund community mindfulness classes and programs please check out our membership levels.

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First Steps

If you’re new to meditation or to Lion’s Roar, you can get started here for basic information and instruction.

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Our monthly newsletter shares what’s going on in our community, offers insight into Buddhist events and includes inspiring teachings from Lama Jinpa.

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Upcoming Events

Please join us for the events listed below.  Our members are there to welcome you, answer questions and provide encouragement.



Say What? Rumors, Hearsay and Gossip, Oh My!

“Is the Dalai Lama coming to Sacramento?” When people hear something like this they often just run with it, turning... Read More →

Bodhisattva Vows and Medicine Buddha Empowerment

Taken from Jan. 5th, 2015 Monday Night Dharma Teaching ~ Lama Yeshe Jinpa Good evening. Some people requested that tonight I... Read More →

We Need to Just Quietly Sit

Most of Dharma is not formal yogi practice. Most of Dharma is about sharing healing energy to help others. Most... Read More →

This Week at Lion’s Roar

August 23, 2015 - August 29, 2015

Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation

August 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Geshe Damchoe: Buddhist Ritual Series

August 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Mindfulness Meditation for Everybody

August 29, 2015 at 9:00 am - 9:45 am
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Mindful Yoga

August 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

August 30, 2015 - September 5, 2015

Mindful Recovery

August 30, 2015 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

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